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    Putin Denounces Soviet Founder Lenin
    Jan26

    Putin Denounces Soviet Founder Lenin

    MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a “time bomb” under the state, and sharply denouncing brutal repressions by the Bolshevik government. The harsh criticism of Lenin, who is still revered by communists and many others in Russia, is unusual for Putin, who in the past...

    Putin has achieved one of his biggest goals in Syria
    Jan26

    Putin has achieved one of his biggest goals in Syria

    Thomson ReutersWhile Russia’s military intervention in Syria has not yielded substantial progress on the ground for the Assad government, Moscow has succeeded in propping up the embattled regime, according to a new analysis. An IHS Conflict Monitor estimate released last week shows that between Sept. 29, when the Kremlin launched its...

    US Treasury offical: Putin is ‘picture of corruption’
    Jan26

    US Treasury offical: Putin is ‘picture of corruption’

    LONDON: An official of the United States government has directly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, in a BBC programme that airs Monday. The US government imposed sanctions against a number of Kremlin insiders in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, but did not accuse Putin of direct involvement in...

    How Falling Oil Prices Are Upending Russian Politics
    Jan26

    How Falling Oil Prices Are Upending Russian Politics

    MOSCOW — In 2014-2015, Russia’s domestic policy was pushed abroad — first toward Ukraine, then toward Syria. In 2016, the Russian authorities will have to shift their focus away from shaping the world order and toward putting their own house in order. Otherwise, they will not survive. Over the last two years, President Vladimir...

    Ukraine issues roadmap on economic development in 2016
    Jan26

    Ukraine issues roadmap on economic development in 2016

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk on Monday unveiled his government’s roadmap on boosting the country’s economic development and improving the well-being of Ukrainians this year. …read more Source:...

    US Treasury official: Putin is corrupt and the US has known for ‘many, many years’
    Jan26

    US Treasury official: Putin is corrupt and the US has known for ‘many, many years’

    Thomson ReutersA U.S. Treasury official said the United States considers Russian President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt and that it has known this for “many, many years,” the BBC reported on Monday. Adam Szubin, acting Treasury secretary for terrorism and financial crimes, said in an interview with BBC Panorama that the Russian...

    Moscow’s Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now
    Jan26

    Moscow’s Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

    Current relations – Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifically in the Syrian Armed Conflict. Most of the objections coming from these analysts concentrate on one sided-arguments and therefore ignore the historical relationship that Moscow has had with...

    China-Russia Project Stalls as Energy Prices Plunge
    Jan25

    China-Russia Project Stalls as Energy Prices Plunge

    Russia’s biggest energy deal with China faces delays as economic pressures mount in both countries, raising risks for the plan to link Siberian gas fields with China’s industrial northeast. On Dec. 29, Russia’s monopoly Gazprom said it had cancelled a tender for a major portion of its mammoth Power of Siberia pipeline project...

    France to ’Strengthen’ Ties with Russia despite Sanctions
    Jan25

    France to ’Strengthen’ Ties with Russia despite Sanctions

    France is working to strengthen its relations with Russia in spite of Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, French economy minister Emmanuel Macron said in Moscow Monday. …read more Source: Al-Manar...

    No status for east Ukraine
    Jan25

    No status for east Ukraine

    Ukraine celebrates the anniversary of its unifying statehood in 1919. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko BY NATALIE ZINETS Reuters KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine will not give its eastern regions greater autonomy until a lasting ceasefire with pro-Russian separatist rebels is in place, President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday, in comments that could antagonize...